Hasbro answers your questions!
YoJoe: A lot of collectors are both excited at the success of the line and exceptionally disappointed in not being able to find figures on the shelves. We know Hasbro is not responsible for retailer inventory, but have there been any updates on Hasbro's end to help get the figures into more stores more often?
Hasbro: We keep making more and it keeps selling. There are a lot of new figures coming this fall and we are making a large amount. We have dramatically increased production and figures should be easier to get your hands on.
YJ: The obligatory comic question - will fans get an update on who holds the comic license soon? We're all quite nervous we're going to run out of comics in the not-so-distant future. (editor's note - question was submitted before IDW Press Release)
Hasbro: IDW has the license and if you saw the work they did on Transformers, you know you have nothing to worry about.
YJ: Any possibility of a Sneak-Preview line of movie figures similar to what was done with 2005's Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith or 2007's Transformers Protoform figures?
Hasbro: This is an idea we are investigating, but are not ready to discuss yet.
YJ: We know that the 25th Anniversary collection is the most detailed figure design in the history of 3 3/4" G.I.Joes. Is there any possibility of seeing more "vintage" styled figures, like those produced by the Official G.I.Joe Collectors' Club?
Hasbro: No. We have made the leap forward with better articulation and detail and there are no plans to look back. The club will continue to offer product for fans who interested in this expression.
YJ: The Star Wars brand recently announced a premier collectible line from Hasbro, starting with Force FX Lightsabers. Is there any room in the market for premium collectibles associated with the G.I.Joe brand? Maybe like helmet replicas or something equally as snazzy!
Hasbro: Right now there are replica Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow swords available. For [the] movie, we will be evaluating options and licensors for high end replicas.
YoJoe sends its thanks to Hasbro, Hunter PR and the G.I.Joe Brand team for another terrific Q&A session! For more Q&A visit our partner site Figures.com for their round of questions!
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